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shuttle bus driver who allegedly admitted to receiving al qaeda training in pakistan and allegedly had handwritten bomb making instructions on his computer. agents pulled suitcases and backpacks out of zazi's denver apartment, and sources say the suspicion is that zazi was plotting to stuff the bags with improvised explosives, and leave them on trains. >> that has nothing to do with al qaeda. >> reporter: in a confidential assessment, the fbi and homeland security are urging transit agencies to conduct random sweeps at stations but again will is no suggestion that washington's metro is at any greater risk than any other system. also held and charged with lying to the fbi is zazi's father mohammad, and ahmed afzali, imam of a new york mosque. afzali's lawyer says the imam has been working with terrorism investigators for years but they charged him lying about a phone call he made to zazi. even though he knew the fbi was listening in. >> why in the world would
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afzali lie to the fbi about the contents of a conversation that he knew they had on tape? >> reporter: afzali's brother co-owns a pizzeria in alexandra. he didn't want to talk on camera but he says his brother is a good man who has nothing to do with terrorism. he rents a home in a prosperous development on manassas. and ahmad afzali briefly lived in virginia also but it is not clear where. in gainsville, 9 news. federal judges ordered zazi and afzali held without bond. and zazi's father is expected to be released in the next two days. another trial delay for five guantanamo bay prisoners charged in the september 11th attacks. government prosecutors requested a 60 day continuum to they can decide how to try the suspects. this is the third time the
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obama administration has requested a delay and you may be wondering what is the holdup? u.s. attorneys are reviewing the file for possible federal civilian trials. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan warns the u.s. risks losing the war there unless president obama sends more combat troops. tonight, mr. obama is reviewing the situation, as outlined by general stanley mccrystal. the president has already deployed 21,000 soldiers to afghanistan this year. and 58,000 are now on the ground. but general mccystle is calling for even more soldiers to get the upper hand on both al qaeda and the taliban. >> the situation is deteriorated on the ground. you have the taliban that has regained foot holds in parts of the country, in the south and in the east, and they've gotten better at what they do. >> mccrystal's report was supposed to be confidential. but parts of it were leaked and that is creating a political headache for the president. many the fellow democrats want to put the breaks on u.s. involvement in afghanistan,
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while many republicans want more forces to fight the war. dc firefighters are investigating a fire out at the gabon embassy. it broke out shortly before 3:30 this morning and fire officials say it appears to have started in the basement and spread to a portion of the first floor. they say no one was in the embassy when the fire started, and this is the second fire at that embassy in just the last month. tonight, president obama will become the first-ever sitting president to appear on the late show with david letterman. you can watch it tonight after 9 news now at 11:00. massachusetts could soon have a new u.s. senator by the end of the week. the massachusetts senate is expected to debate a bill tomorrow, allowing the governor to appoint an interim replacement for the seat left vacant by edward kennedy's death. the house gave it initial approval last week. a federal judge denied william jefferson's request for a new trial. the former louisiana congressman is fighting last month's conviction for
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influence peddling. he used his pull as a approximately tition to broker business deals in africa. federal agents found thousands of dollars stashed in jefferson's freezer and he has since filed for chapter 11 bruns. a prince george's county man is recovering from gunshot wounds to his face and arm tonight. after being shot by hyattsville police last night. police say they shot 24-year- old juan floores after he tried to run over them in an effort to escape arrest. they say floores was involved in a brawl near the mall at prince george's county. and the victim's relatives and friends who were there say the police opened fire on flores who was not armed before he got in his car. >> all i saw was my cousin running. running to his car. with the officer shooting at him. >> what did you think when that happened? >> i was like, i started going toward him, but then when i saw the shots fired i was like man i don't want to get shot. it is not right. >> our officers were approaching the car.
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the person operating the car drove forward, directly towards our officers, and one of our officers fearing for his life did discharge the firearm at the vehicle. >> the police corporal who shot flores is on administrative leave. flores has been charged with six counts of assault and one count of resisting arrest. tonight, a fairfax county schoolteacher is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a 15-year-old boy. police say they found 27-year- old valerie roseler last night, drunk, in a parked car with a boy. he teaches at hayfield's secondary school. she is now on leave, without pay. the boy is not her student. investigators say that boy was with her, without his parents' knowledge. well, the residential housing market may be showing a tiny bit of improvement lately, but things are still pretty bleak for commercial properties. there is such a glut of office space in montgomery county, landlords are offering huge incentives to new tenants. here is audrey barnes with the
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story. >> reporter: commercial gold coast from washington to frederick, it looks like a lot of pros specters have pulled up stake. vacant signs, abandoned property and office suites are everywhere. calvin kee however saw only opportunity. >> the timing was very good. i was not complaining. >> the landlord of this office building gave him a huge break on the rent and he is running an insurance company from this large two-office suite on ridge road in damascus. >> now i probably pay 40% less. >> why such a good deal? >> according to a new survey, there is a glut of office space out there, the vacancy rate in montgomery county is 18% and companies are returning large spaces to the market and moving into smaller less expensive ones. buyers are waiting for prices to drop even more, so renters are calling the shots. >> so what kind of deals are tenants getting this this renter's market? the average is about six months rent-free. but in some cases, landlords are offering space rent-free for a year.
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>> according to their ad on loop net .com, this grand newing about on -- brand new building in low costs drive in damascus, rent-free for a while. >> and you can find a good deal out there. you need to search. >> audrey barnes, 9 news now, wusatv9.com. and analysts expect things to get worst for land lords during the remainder of this year before they get better. if you are looking for a deal, we are putting a link that could help on our web site, just go to wusatv9.com. up next, when 9 news now return, find out what health experts are doing to make sure there is enough h1n1 vaccine for the country. one of london's toughest neighborhoods comes up with its own way to beat back the recession. i'm charlie d'agata in london. we will have the story coming up. and i'm meteorologist topper shutt. we will take you out here and access this ve at web,
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wusatv9.com, pret -- pretty close to average. we will come back and talk about when the clouds will yield some showers.
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u.s. health officials have ordered more h1n1 flu vaccine bringing the nation's eventual total to 251 million doses, and an extra 27.3 million doses have been ordered from a french company which produces flu shots. 29million doses of the vaccine in nasal spray form were also ordered today. shopping for a baby on the way? here is some new shower etiquette to ensure that you spend and give smart.
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use that registry as a guide but do a price check on big ticket items and go with the cheaper price and let the mom to be know about the switch. and also double check with the consumer products safety commission site to make sure nothing on her list has been recalled. still to come when 9 news now returns, counterfeit money is illegal in most cases but see how this homemade once is helping one economy -- homemade money is helping one economy during tough times. but first a preview of the "cbs evening news." >> coming up, the secret to staying healthy and living longer from the oldest man in the world who turns 113 today. steve hartman has his story in assignment america, tonight only on the "cbs evening news."
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while i was building my friendships, my family, while i was building my life, my high cholesterol was contributing to plaque buildup in my arteries. that's why my doctor prescribed crestor. she said plaque buildup in arteries is a real reason to lower cholesterol. and that along with diet, crestor does more than lower bad cholesterol, it raises good. crestor is also proven to slow the buildup of plaque in arteries. crestor isn't for everyone, like people with liver disease, or women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant. simple blood tests will check for liver problems.
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you should tell your doctor about other medicines you are taking, or if you have muscle pain or weakness. that could be a sign of serious side effects. while you've been building your life, plaque may have been building in your arteries. find out more about slowing the buildup of plaque at crestor.com. then ask your doctor if it's time for crestor. announcer: if you can't afford your medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. the family of a yale graduate student allegedly murdered by a co-worker is making funeral preparations. annie le's body was found stuffed behind a wall in a lab on yale's campus last week. at this point, investigators say they have enough physical evidence to convict raymond clark and they may not have to
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establish a motive. >> the only person that really truly knows the motive in this crime is the suspect. what made him do what he did? we way not know until trial. we may never know. >> attorneys for clark intend to file a complaint over what they claim are excessive leaks from police to the pleada. details of le's funeral service are being kept quiet. a memorial service is planned at her fiance's new york temple later this month. the four-day man hunt for a killer in washington state is over. authorities caught up with 47- year-old phillip hall yesterday. he slipped away from the staff of a mental institution while on a field trip to a a county fair. he was found more than 180 miles away from the spot where he was last seen. expect some late night and early morning lane closures on i-95 in virginia, and all the lanes between route 1 and morton grove will be closed up to 30 minutes at a time starting tonight. crews are replacing an overhead
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sign. and then the lane construction, hot lane construction on the beltway will mean even more closures. there they are. starting at 9:30 tonight, both the inner and outer loops will be closed at i-66 at times. so the crews can install overhead power lines. all those lanes should reopen by 5:00 a.m. it would be nice to print your own money to help you in tough times. turns out, that's what some people are doing in london and it is completely legit. as charlie d'agata report, the community currency is designed to help boost business. >> reporter: there is a new kind of cash changing hands in one of london's toughest neighborhoods. it is being churned at a secret location, but the briggston pound is completely legit. >> i thought you were winding me up with this. i was like what? >> reporter: yup, printing its own money in an effort to boost the local economy at a time when shop owners could use a
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break. >> it is promising to help push ahead in a time of a recession. >> reporter: it is a simple exchange. 20 briggston pounds please. and give british pound, get briggston pounds, worth the same amount of money, but you have to spend the cash here, in the community. >> the man behind the plan is an american local from st. louis. >> we want to raise awareness around producing things locally and thinking about your local shops and who you can support and where your money goes. >> reporter: this woman calls herself hope of briggston and plans to spend her new pounds at a local shoe shop. >> i need about 75 pounds because i have the size nine feet. >> reporter: the program has only been running a week to mixed reviews. >> it means nothing really us to. we have enough trouble getting the regular old english pounds. >> if it doesn't work, we will know but you got to give it a go. >> reporter: residents hope it will make the town infamous for
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crime famous for leading an economic recovery. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. the space shuttle discovery is back on the east coffee after a very expensive piggyback ride. it touched just after noon at nasa's kennedy space center after taking a 2500-mile voyage on the back of a 747. the shuttle landed at california's edwards air force base earlier this month because of bad weather on the east coast. and the price tag for that trip? oh, about $2 million. for $2 million they better not lose anything. >> that is a flat rate. >> and clouds to the west. we have a pretty decent day. >> it was really nice. >> ha a weekend. wow. >> tough -- what a weekend. wow. tough to beat. >> here is the forecast. for the next three days, more clouds tomorrow, a couple of showers possible primarily west of town to the shenandoah valley and gets warmer thursday and friday. we go back into the 80s believe it or not. but with that, we will have a chance for showers and thunderstorms wednesday afternoon, and then scattered
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about much of thursday. for tonight, becoming mostly cloudy. comfortable. low temperatures in the upper 50s to mid-60s. winds southeasterly at 10. and i think areas east of town may actually be a little bit cooler. you will have some more breaks in the clouds. and temperatures right now are very comfortable. 77 at nashville and 75 in baltimore. as you go down 95, still pretty warm in fredericksburg, 79 and we're looking at 79 also out in cumberland. so despite the clouds to the west, pretty mild day. and all right, now tomorrow morning, mostly cloudy and pleasant. it will be dry in the morning. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. and winds southeasterly at about 10. and there could be a leftover sprinkle but not in the immediate metro area out in our zone forecast in the mountain zone, winds southeasterly at 10. by afternoon, mostly cloudy, and warm, and we could see a shower possible west and again we're talking in this case shenandoah valley that area, and temperatures 75 to 79, and winds south easterly at 10. not a wash swrowt out by any
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means tomorrow. you can certainly do stuff outside. no problems with that. satellite radar picture combined and massive thunderstorms from missouri and oklahoma and some of those are going to be severe as they approach arkansas. and we still see more showers and thunderstorms in the southeast. we've seen it there really all last week, through the weekend, and we showed you a video at 5:00. massive flooding around atlanta. some of the flooding extends into western north carolina. and some of that moisture and that more humid summer-like air getting in here wednesday and thursday and with it will come a chance of showers and thunderstorms for us, and tonight, a lot of clouds, and you may see a shower out to the west, and out toward garrett county and maybe into allegheny county, but primarily not in garrett county, the mountains, and maybe to kaiser and mineral county, but for the most part everybody is dry tonight. although the clouds will be on the increase. and all right, the zone forecast, we will start to the west, and a drop in this area, out to winchester, a pretty good chance of a shower tomorrow, and less of a chance in leesburg, mid-70s, and fairfax mid-70s and manassas mid-70s and woodbridge a lot of
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clouds and upper 70s. downtown, we will keep the drops out of this side and actually make it so the temperatures are in the mid-70s and then maybe a drop late in the day. the seven-day forecast. okay. ♪ >> rock out, man. >> yes. sports guys have better music than the weather guys. fall arrives tomorrow. we forgot to put that on the seven-day forecast. fall arrives at 5:15. it is the autumnal equinox. a shower possible late tomorrow west of town. warmer on wednesday and thursday and showers and thunderstorms possible late wednesday and thursday. looks great on friday. looks great on saturday. temperatures in the mid-70s. and another front comes at us on sunday and monday. and with showers and just kind of plain rain, and temperatures in the low to mid-70s. >> that music may be making a comeback at some point, right? >> it could. >> i don't know. >> i'm thinking it will. >> a special tune, huh? >> all right. >> well, so, of all the things we could talk about, one of the biggest things is a big injury as a result of the game yesterday. >> i gave myself solace
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yesterday by invoking my grandma's old saying is at least you have your health, and now it turns out we don't each have our health. and -- even have our health. and based on yesterday the offense can't afford to lose anyone and it just did. details on the devastating injury to randy thomas and how the skins plan to replace him. and one player lashing out to the fans. his comments and his apology on sports coming up. the new mcdonald's bacon and cheese angus third pounder. before taking it on, one must study it first. rushing in unprepared may prove overwhelming...
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of 12 essential vitamins and minerals. plus the bold new taste of blueberries and pomegranate with crispy whole grain flakes and crunchy oat clusters. total, a truly delicious way to get vitamins and minerals. how are you getting 100%? visit totalcereal.com and get a free sample. one of the best things about this year's training camp is the redskins came out of it 100% healthy. all guys were active and available for the first two weeks but that streak is now over. and redskins confirms today what we expected last night, that starting guard ravenedy thomas is out for -- randy thomas is out for the season with a torn triceps muscle and both sad and ironic for the veteran who missed most of 2007 with a tear in the opposite triceps. the skins will need to fill the
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void. >> i've been through it. it is a difficult process. it is a long process as well. and i just feel bad for them. randy is definitely a team leader on this team. and he puts everything into it. and he is an awesome football player. >> he has been in there with kc and stephan, the line, for a long time and hopefully the continuity continues, and the next one will be successful. >> chad rinehart could be the next guy. and thomas releasing this statement today, quote i am very disappointed right now because i want to be out there with my teammates. i will have the surgery this week and focus my attention on rehabbing. either rinehart or montgomery will take his place. and redskins offense cannot afford to lose anybody because watching the game yesterday there appears to be a visible force field of some kind on the opposes goal line and the offense continues to run smack dab into it and after 17 points against the giants in week one, the skins manage nine against the hapless rams yesterday including zero touchdowns and they had three drives 13-yards
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or more. >> and you can't go into the game and expect to win with points just off the field goals. >> i don't think anybody has a definite answer. you just have to be more work and do more work. >> as a team, we have a lot of guys who take this seriously and want to do better and hopefully we can do that. >> the sluggish offense led to something rarely heard at fed ex field especially in the second game of the season. booing. that is every fan's right but one red skin took the fans to task and rookie linebacker robert henson who was not active yesterday, scolded fans on the twitter page, saying, quote, all you fake half- hearted skins fans, i dislike you very strongly, don't come to fed ex to boo, dim wits. yes, he called the fans dimwits. well, a twitter uprising occurred against henson last night, forcing this hasty apology this afternoon.
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>> i understand the weight that my words carried and you know how i have been to some fans and for that i sincerely apologize to all of the fans i offended and i hope to have a long prosperous career here and i don't want any booing me or being negative to me. >> i was just thinking maybe he should get on the field once before he runs his to the fans who have been here forever. >> and look at special teams coach. look at danny smith who practically attacked him on the sideline yesterday. check out our web site wusatv9.com. we move on to hoops. the maryland basketball coach, the streak for the coach will extend to 24 hours, and the contract has been extended through june of 2013. and it was an automatic extension triggered by the terps getting to a variety of academic and athletic bench mashes and 625 wins for him and the terps made it to the second round of the tournament last
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year. luckiest interception i've ever seen. giants and cowboys. and watch the pass from tony romo. bounces off the heel of jason whiten into the waiting arms, he doesn't see it and bounces it into kenny phillips the safety and originally the refs say the ball hit the ground but the replay says it went off the foot and it is legal and sometimes it is good to be lucky. >> i like being lucky. >> well, a lucky win. >> seven-day forecast, before this short ramp to the low road here. >> fall officially arrives tomorrow. 5:19. and it won't feel much like fall. mid-70s. a shower possible west of town and much warmer, low 80s, wednesday and thursday and showers and thunderstorms are possible and clear up friday and saturday, and more rain on sunday. of you. it is so good to know i can always count on you. >> travel the lo

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